Database

03.27.17
FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate
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FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate

It returns false positives 15 percent of the time, more often with minorities and women.

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03.22.17
Discogs expands its marketplace to help you sell used audio gear
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Discogs expands its marketplace to help you sell used audio gear

The database for gear is already live, but soon you'll be able to sell your used stuff there, too.

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12.08.16
NYC will stop collecting info Trump could use for deportations
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NYC will stop collecting info Trump could use for deportations

The IDNYC program will no longer log cardholders’ personal background documents.

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06.01.16
FBI chiefs want databases exempt from privacy protections
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FBI chiefs want databases exempt from privacy protections

The EFF has sent a letter to the bureau, demanding more time to debate and comment on the proposals.

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12.31.15
Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets
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Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets

The database of boneheaded tweets is back, for the sake of transparency.

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12.21.15
Database error publishes info of 3 million Hello Kitty fans
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Database error publishes info of 3 million Hello Kitty fans

The servers are now secure, but they hosted full names, email addresses, passwords and more, CSO reports.

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